Cover of first edition, 1973
|Author||edited by Terry Carr|
|Cover artist||Bob Silverman|
|Genre||Science fiction short stories|
|Media type||Print (hardcover)|
|Preceded by||Universe 2|
|Followed by||Universe 4|
Universe 3 is an anthology of original science fiction short stories edited by Terry Carr, the third volume in a series of seventeen. It was first published in hardcover by Random House in 1973, with a Science Fiction Book Club edition following from the same publisher in November of the same year, a paperback edition from Popular Library in January 1975, and a British hardcover edition from Dennis Dobson in October 1977.
The book collects seven novellas, novelettes and short stories by various science fiction authors, with an introduction by Carr.
- "Introduction" (Terry Carr)
- "The Death of Doctor Island" (Gene Wolfe)
- "The Ghost Writer" (George Alec Effinger)
- "Many Mansions" (Robert Silverberg)
- "Randy-Tandy Man" (Ross Rocklynne)
- "The World Is a Sphere" (Edgar Pangborn)
- "The Legend of Cougar Lou Landis" (Edward Bryant)
- "Free City Blues" (Gordon Eklund)
The anthology placed third in the 1974 Locus Poll Award for Best Original Anthology.
"Many Mansions" placed eleventh in the 1974 Locus Poll Award for Best Short Fiction.
"The World Is a Sphere" placed sixteenth in the 1974 Locus Poll Award for Best Short Fiction.
- "Galaxy Bookshelf", Galaxy Science Fiction, December 1973, pp.71-72